Research on the state of the school crossing guard training and working conditions in New Jersey led to the development of current best practices in use throughout the country. The research results were used in the preparation of a Model Municipal School Crossing Guard Policy, which will serve as a guide for municipal police departments and, specifically, for crossing guard supervisors in the hiring, training and management of their employees. The intent of the policy is to clarify the role of school crossing guards and to encourage consistent supervision to improve job performance and safety. In addition, the research conducted for this study will help frame the future development of a school crossing guard training
program, a train-the-trainer program, and/or a crossing guard web-based resource center.
Read the full report: More Than Crossing Streets: Training, Policies and Procedures for School Crossing Guards in New Jersey (PDF)